Colonial Palms Motor Inn
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On Tuesday morning, Waynette grabbed a bowl of cereal and I finished the pasta.
Pasta is always a healthy breakfast (right?) and then we loaded the car. Said good-bye to Jen and Nick and told them they were the perfect hosts. We pulled out of their driveway and started up the coast to Airlie Beach, the jumping-off point to the Whitsunday …
... and got the paddle boards and diving board out. I had a go at the paddle board, but found it really difficult to stand up and stay steady so passed it to Jane. She didn't fall off once and was quite at ease with it.
I did a bit of standard diving. Quite a few were trying diving or backflips for the first time. The first step of the back flip was to get comfy falling backwards and landing headfirst. I tried that a couple of times ...
So the morning started with packing again, yes we are on the move but not until after dinner. So as it was a bit cloudy we walked round the shops in Airlie Beach, there wasn't much worth buying but it was still interesting and I managed to find a T shirt I liked. Back to the resort for lunch and then as the clouds had cleared it was time for a rest in the sun for the afternoon.
Late afternoon and it was time to pick ...
... but the colour of the sea is spectacular. We are staying at the Coral Sea Resort for free thanks to about 2 years worth of Tesco Clubcard Points and we have been joined by Hazel and Ian, but they have had to pay. Once we have unpacked we find them by the pool, so it's time to relax and get some rays. It's also time to take our little blue car back to the hire company, we managed to travel ...
... s best beaches. The kids loved it - once in the water it was a struggle to get them out again (we could have stayed there all day).
After a BBQ lunch with some uninvited guests (Lace Monitors, Crows and Seagulls) we got back in the boat and headed up to the Hill Inlet Lookout. A short bushwalk up the hill (with much more co-operative children this time) and the view was amazing! The second most photographed place in Australia. They say you can see ...